Add cloning steps for textarea

Issue #8933049 • Assigned to Kris K.


Domenic D.
Sep 15, 2016
This issue is public.
Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Firefox
Found in build #
Reported by 1 person

Sign in to watch or report this issue.

Steps to reproduce

The spec for textarea was recently updated to add cloning steps, analogous to those for input elements:

This was done after discussion in where Gecko and WebKit indicated a willingness to add cloning steps to improve the developer-friendliness of textarea. (Chrome already has cloning steps.)

As discussed in, Edge does something very strange here unlike other browsers, where it copies the textarea’s value only for deep cloning. (I.e., Edge has nonstandard "deep cloning steps", but not cloning steps.)

Web platform tests are being added at


0 attachments

    Comments and activity

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Eugene V.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Eugene V.” to “Kris K.”

    You need to sign in to your Microsoft account to add a comment.

    Sign in